RACHEL ADKINS | portfolio 2017
HOMESTEAD| childrenswear A farm: the rudimentary, but vital base of all modern life; Homestead is a study of simplification. Drawing inspiration from the designs of Acne Studios, basic geometric forms are identified, then translated into garments suitable for the everyday functions of a child.
METABOLIC| menswear Metabolism: an architectural movement that fused ideas of megastructures with those of biological growth. Metabolic is inspired by the work of post-war, Japanese architect, Kenzo Tange. It presents ideas of alternative structure, and how constrictive lines and sharp angles can be translated into natural forms that interact organically with the body.
AERIAL | womenswear The 1920â€™s were a turbulent time for aeronautic development. Inspired by culture surrounding the rise of commercial airplanes, Aerial combines multiple historical notes, derived from art deco graphics seen in airline advertisements and 1920â€™s silhouettes, to create contemporary looks for the affluent women lucky enough to afford a transcontinental flight, or those who would rather be their own pilot.
RACHEL ADKINS EDUCATION
ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
2704 Jefferson Ave Apt. 16 | Cincinnati, OH 45219 email@example.com | (614) 266 - 4664
University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH • College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning • Major | Fashion Design • Class of 2019 • GPA | 3.8 Westerville South High School | Westerville, OH • Class of 2014 • GPA | 3.8/4.0
Costume Castle | December 2015 - December 2016 | Loveland, OH Designer • Oversaw daily retail activity • Performed garment alterations • Drafted and constructed custom garments and accessories • Styled outfits for clients/theatrical productions • Worked closely with clients on a 1-on-1 basis to meet goals • Cooperated personally with a small team of designers on many collaborative projects Jo-ann Fabric & Craft | May - August 2015 | Columbus, OH Team Member • Provided excellent customer service • Cooperated within a team to assure smooth daily operations and guest satisfaction • Cut and measured fabric and other crafting materials • Operated multiple computer programs • Taught introductory sewing classes College • Dean’s List • Sigma Alpha Pi Honors Society candidate • St. Vincent de Paul RetroFittings Show crew/dresser • UC DAAP Fashion Show crew/dresser • Personal work featured on FOX19 News High School • Honors diploma recipient • President’s Award of Academic Excellence recipient • Scholar athlete award received all four years
Design • 10 years sewing experience • Pattern drafting • Excellent garment construction • Fashion illustration • Digital/Traditional flat drawing • Print and pattern • Graphic design and layouts • Experience with trend research Computer • Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign • Microsoft Suite Business • Flexible and adaptive to varying work environments • Detail oriented • Personal organization and planning skills • Self-sufficient • Training in American Sign Language • Works well under deadlines • Goal driven • Ability to multi-task • Eager to learn • Experience working in cooperative groups
Available upon request